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the president of the united states. >> rome campaigned in florida and ohio and new hampshire and announced plans for ohio tomorrow. presidential candidate rarely campaign on election day. maybe he's feeling a little anxious. nate silver gives obama an 88% chance for re-election leaving a meager 13% for election for mitt romney. 307 electoral college votes for obama leaving 230 for romney. and looking at the national and swing state polls as aggregated for real clear politics if the election were held today president obama would win the popular vote by a mere seven-tenths of an percent. and president obama leads romney by three 3% in ohio. and obama leads rom by 3.4% in iowa and leads romney by 4% in pennsylvania. for more about the presidential race in the final hours they're supposed to get the votes to the poll i'm joining by rolling stone national affairs correspondent tim dickinson and politico investigator reporter ken vogel. let me ask you running around, waving the flag, will any votes be shifted by what happens today? >> probably not, but it will be shifted by the ground game, and the ab
these tremendously long lines, for instance n the state of florida. everyone before the election wanted to know which state is going to be the next florida. well, florida turned out to be still florida. the last ballot was cast in florida at 1:00 a.m. that means that person had to wait in line well over five hours to exercise the most fundamental right of our democracy. >> eliot: that was not necessarily a racially based act on the part of the state of florida. that was massive under investment and antiquated process that we've created for everyone to vote. what is the reason that certain counties need to change before we change voting process. >> places for the most part who have earned their place on that list as a result of history of discrimetation and i don't know i don't know ongoing problems. in 2008 more than half african-americans use the early voting program. they didn't have problems with early voting until that happened happened. then two years later in 2010 they decided they wanted to cut back on early voting and the section five act prevented the state from taking even more draconian c
not permitting the ballot box to be opened, not permitting the resources to be there. already in florida we've seen a voting line of seven hours which is a different form, sort of a mechanical way of keeping people from voting. how do we confront that? >> you know, that is a number one, i think, civil rights question for members of the congress. it's a call for bipartisan ship should really ring loudly and that should be around voting. if i give a person in florida the right to vote, then i will likewise give the person in red states, blue states and purple states the right to vote. if republicans can come to the acknowledgment that we live under one flag, that when soldiers leave our shore and go to battlegrounds, they fight for one flag and one democracy, we could fix these antiquated voting rules or get our governors no matter their party affiliation to recognize that the voter rules on that date. you're absolutely right. i've had lines here that the last day of early vote, there were people in line here in texas until 10:30 at night. thank goodness they felt their vote was important eno
to move heaven and earth. ♪ ♪ guts. glory. ram. >> eliot: coming up, florida's stand your ground law. how much longer will it stand. but first, thanksgiving thursday, black friday, and now viewfinder monday. when it doesn't fit anywhere else, we put it in the viewfinder. >> is there anything more annoying? this is driving me nuts. listening to people talk about what they're thankful for. >> i'm thankful for all three of. >> but i'm thankful for you. >> this thanksgiving what are you thankful for? >> my family. >> my job. >> my husband. >> my life. >> i'm thankful the election is over, and it was decisive, and that he won and the republican party is going to have to regroup. i think that was good for everybody. get it done, over with, move on. >> that will work. >> if you will. >> thank you mitt romney for being photographed this week pumping your own gas attending the twilight movie and then going to disneyland or a you would call that, going on a bender. >> we give thanks for the food on our plate, a happiness and health and amazing low prices at our chain stores where we were stampede o
cliff. while florida is still official officially too close to call even without its 29 collect 29 electoral college votes mr. obama won with a hefty 303 electoral votes but a mere 53% of the popular votes begging the question, was it a mandate or a draw. the president promised to reach out to leaders of both parties. speaker boehner appeared to be ready to take him up on his offer with hundreds of billions in tax hikes that could tank the economy, boehner staked out this position on behalf of his caucus. >> for the purposes of bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increase revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> eliot: a few hours earlier harry reid also called for compromise. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. everything doesn't have to be a fight. everyone should comprehend, especially my senate friends that legislation is the art of compromise and consensus building. >> eliot: but all the political happy talk wasn't eno
. another teenager senselessly gunned down in florida raising questions again about the scope of the >> eliot: a detailed report on corruption within the murdoch media empire and what must be done about it. that's next. but later join jennifer granholm in "the war room" for more on the so-called fiscal cliff with laura tyson congresswoman donna edwards at >> eliot: as monti python used to say and now for something completely different. not something about the fiscal cliff or the benghazi kerfuffle let's talk british press scandals or the scope of rupert murdoch's media empire's breach of trust integrity and the law. today, lord justice levinson released his report detailing the scope of what he discovered in the british media especially focused, of course, on the enterprises owned by rupert murdoch that have been implicated in the scandals that have erupted over the past several years. to say it is not a pretty picture is to state the obvious. here are some of the figures detailed. 17 arrests have been made.
by greater percentage, and more vote in swing states every election. if you look at colorado, ohio, florida, new mexico, arizona these states are becoming blue states because of the latino vote. joe, i just got to be of the view that mitt romney, if he took one lesson away from this, it is that he was completely wrong in the emgrace of embrace of that view and it cost him the presidency. >> that is the lesson. they just have to look at the table and look at long-term friends, the republican base, rather, of older white voters is going to be a distinct minority. it's been going down every year as a portion of the electorate, and it's going to be very small 2025 and so looking out it behooves them to resolve this sooner than later. they're going to have a problem battling the jan brewers of the world and the base in trying to convince them because it's been so hard for them to hear reality so far this election cycle even though the statistics point to the fact that this is the way to go. you still have a lot of voices out there who are saying we don't want to do it, and we're going to fight f
high-ranking military official, commander of the forces in afghanistan, john allen. florida socialite jill kelley complained about harassing e-mails and contacted a friend at the fbi. the account was found to have belonged to paula broadwell. she was given access to david petraeus. locate the was evidence of an affair between petraeus and miss broadwell. the information was leak and petraeus resigned. as more information trickled out, the story got crazier. the harassing e-mails revealed to be not so threatening. the investigation moved forward because of kel little's friendship with the fbi agent she contacted to complain about the e-mails. a friendship that involved the agent's sharing photo of himself. these photos caused the agent to be remove and launched an investigation into his own actions. then this morning and perhaps the otest turn yet reports surfaced of 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails connecting general john allen to kelley. john allen took control of the forces in afghanistan after general
that said under the equal protection clause florida could not count it's votes different way. they stopped the recount. what the obama camp said was you can't have one set of rules for military voters and another set of rules for everyone else. under bush v. gore everybody has to be treated the same way. and to the surprise of even some of the obama lawyers, the courts bought that argument. they said this is like counting votes. you have to have one standard for everyone. in a perfect bit of similar industry the early voting got 500 votes to the polls and obama's margin. >> eliot: this was hugely important. the filibuster. it seems to go far afeel but the use of filibuster, will that change, and will that affect the president's ability to nominate judges or justices of his real choice? >> everyone is talking about the fiscal cliff but in fact, one of the biggest issues that the senate will take up right after the first of the year is the proposal by senator merkley of oregon senator udall of new mexico to reform the filibuster saying if you want to gum up the senate's works, you have to st
florida major cities like new york, francisco and los angeles, all traditionally democratic enclaves. those who are won't pay the taxes oppose them, and those who will support it. here with me, robert reich at u uc berkeley's goldman school of policies. is this politics that goes back to what is the matter with kansas book a few years back. they would really not be affected by the tax increase that they want us to go through. >> it is one of the great ironies. it has to do with the big lie. if you tell the big lie over and over again people start believing it. and one of the lies that republicans have been telling for year is the lie of trickle down economics. the wealthy are job creators. if you tax them you'll have fewer jobs, fewer--less income over all. it's obviously a lie. it has proven to be a lie. if you tell it again over and over again at least enough people begin believing it in red states. people who are not at all wealthy that it has some heft. the other thing that republicans have been spreading the word about or trying to convince people about who are not going to be
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